Good Questions: Add Color or Embrace the Neutral?

Good Questions: Add Color or Embrace the Neutral?

Colleen Quinn
Mar 12, 2009

ATDC reader Brooke needs help convincing her boyfriend to add some color to their home: "Dear AT, Please help my boyfriend and I settle a disagreement. Our dining area is in our kitchen and we currently have no rug or curtains. I think we need a splash of color to contrast with our white/beige walls, but he likes it plain. We have custom blinds that came with the house, so the curtains would be entirely for show, not function. I also think adding an area rug under the table and chairs would help, but he likes the wood. What do you guys think? And do you have suggestions for curtains and/or area rugs? I need all the help I can get. Thanks, Brooke"

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Windows - The left side of the picture shows the two windows I want to hang curtains on. We have two extra dining room chairs against the wall, and the sliding door that leads to the deck is on the right side of the picture.

Brooke,

We definitely think a colorful area rug would liven up your lovely space. The wood floors are beautiful, but a nice area rug would help create some visual separation as well as add some color in the room. We also recommend replacing those floor lamps in the room with a pendant over the table.

Do any readers have advice for Brooke?

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